Special Competition: Referees call off strike after meeting with Sports Minister


The Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) has agreed to officiate in Wednesday’s matches of the GFA Normalisation Committee’s Special Competition following a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, to resolve a decision by RAG to boycott the competition over unpaid allowances.

Tuesday’s meeting was chaired by Mr Asiamah and included his deputy, Mr Perry Curtis Okudzeto, Normalisation Committee member, Samuel Osei Kuffour; and the RAG executive, led by its chairman, Mr Joe Debrah. Also in attendance was GHALCA Chairman, Mr Kudjoe Fianoo.

A statement signed by Mr Elvis Adjei-Baah, Head of Public Relations at the ministry, said that all outstanding issues were resolved after fruitful deliberations yesterday and RAG had decided to “rescind their decision to suspend officiating in the Normalisation Committee’s Special Competition.”

“By this, all upcoming matches would go on as planned.”

Mr Asiamah, according to the statement, was grateful to RAG for their cooperation.

On Monday, the Deputy General Secretary of RAG, Mr Kwao Sampson, issued a statement that the referees had been compelled to boycott the competition because they were finding it difficult to travel to match venues due to the unpaid allowances.

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